You Can Now Customize Your Gender On Facebook

Gender has gone beyond being labeled “male” or “female” on Facebook. The social media site has added a customizable option that includes 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender, along with the pronouns him, her, or them. In a recent interview with the Associated...

Gender And Hip Hop: Ripe For A Breakthrough?

The other day in the gym, a Kendrick Lamar tune blasted through the speakers. It was the radio version, much to the chagrin of the guy closest to me. “Doesn’t even sound right,” he said. “It’s bitch, don’t kill my vibe!'” The “trick” that took...

The Gender Trap In Black Girls, White Girls and Rap

In the latest issue of “my blues ain’t like yours,” a recent article on Vice magazine’s Noisy site, entitled “Why Are You So Intimidated By Girls Liking Rap Music” chronicled the plight of women who love rap music only to have their love of the...

Is Conventional Manhood to Blame for Violence Against Women?

As we continue to grapple with the tragedy that left 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins dead, many are wondering what caused her boyfriend to take her life. While discussions about traumatic brain injuries, infidelity, guns, entitlement, and domestic violence swirl about; one thing that is rarely discussed...
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